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The Maker Economy: Democratizing Production to Prototype Unique Solutions

There can be little doubt that the Maker Movement is here to stay and has had impacts on communities and...

Published: April 1, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Should K-12 Education Do More Than Prepare for College and Career?

What is the purpose of K-12 education? Maybe it depends on the student, or the needs of their family or...

Published: March 31, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
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Pattern Recognition: Following Data Trails and Discerning the Signals from the Noise

An expansion of data creation and use was a central theme of the Pattern Recognition driver of change from our...

Published: March 26, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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Planning for the Future of Museums

National museum leader Marsha L. Semmel explains why she uses the KnowledgeWorks Forecast to help museums adjust and plan for...

Published: March 23, 2020
Topics: Vision and Culture
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Solidarity in the Age of Social Distancing

In a webinar on “Stretched Social Fabric" from our Flourishing Futures publication, the panel, including Maria Romero, look at its...

Published: March 20, 2020
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Looking at Resilience, Empathy and Equity as We All Navigate an Uncertain Future

Given COVID-19's disruption, our experts weigh in with thoughtful discourse on society's resilience and how institutions can be more prepared.

Published: March 18, 2020
Topics: Education Equity, Future of Learning, Overcoming Challenges
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Think Globally, Act Locally

Chuck Ambrose uses experiences with Missouri Innovation Campus and KnowledgeWorks to discuss preparation for an uncertain future of global challenges.

Published: March 12, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships
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Where Is the Most Opportunity for Educators to Grow? Survey Says… Leadership Development

In this edition of Data with Drake, Drake breaks down where the most growth opportunity is for educators: leadership development.

Published: March 10, 2020
Topics: Systems Change
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Introducing Our Personalized Learning Community Fellows

Thirteen educators from nine states will come together this month to kick off our new Personalized Learning Community fellowship. Here...

Published: March 9, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
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5 Ways Instructional Coaches Help Scale Personalize Learning

Having a support system makes implementing personalized learning easier. We compiled five ways instructional coaches help scale personalized learning.

Published: March 6, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
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Thinking Ethically About the Use of Technology

We look at how technology can create ethical problems and different moral frameworks.

Published: March 3, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood, Social Emotional Learning
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Platforms for Resilience: Navigating Systems Shocks through Innovation and Cooperation

In the 2020 Forecast: Creating the Future of Learning, we explored the creation of new strategies for resiliency.

Published: February 28, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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South Carolina Sees That “It Takes a Village”

KnowledgeWorks Board Member Eileen Rudden reveals what she learned on her visit to WestView Elementary in SC.

Published: February 26, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity, Systems Change
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2020 Forecast Provided Nellie Mae a Path Forward

Nellie Mae Education Foundation president and CEO looks back on the 2010 education forecast implementations and looks forward with the...

Published: February 24, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships, Systems Change
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Q&A with Cindy Foley: Developing Systemic Interdependence

Katie King discusses Systemic Interdependence from KnowledgeWorks' Future Forecast with Columbus Museum of Art's Cindy Foley.

Published: February 20, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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A New Civic Discourse: Influencing Change Through Dialogues

The idea that new dialogues would facilitate societal change is explored by the driver of change, A New Civic Discourse.

Published: February 17, 2020
Topics: Community Partnerships, Future of Learning
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The Future is Everybody’s Business

KnowledgeWorks explores how imagining future possibilities empowers educators and students to create the future they want.

Published: February 12, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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A “Why” Established with a Commitment to Civil and Human Rights

KnowledgeWorks President and CEO Chuck Ambrose explains why and how civil and human rights are at the core of KnowledgeWorks.

Published: February 10, 2020
Topics: Education Equity
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Reflections on the Importance of Libraries

Katie King reflects on the importance of libraries as social institutions using the Foundations for Flourishing Futures as a framework.

Published: February 6, 2020
Topics: Early Childhood
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Amplified Organization: From Superheroes to Super Mindsets

How have amplified educators and organizations changed the role of school in the broader community?

Published: February 3, 2020
Topics: Future of Learning
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New KnowledgeWorks Fellowship Opportunity

Apply for the Personalized Learning Community Fellowship to co-design a peer-to-peer learning community to scale personalized, competency-based learning.

Published: January 31, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
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Making Personalized Learning Possible with Peer-to-Peer Capacity Building

Jillian Kuhlmann examines educators' benefits from peer-to-peer learning and KnowledgeWorks' role as the catalyst for peer-to-peer support.

Published: January 28, 2020
Topics: Building Capacity
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Remembering Judge Nathanial Jones, a Human Rights Icon

Today we mourn the passing Judge Nathanial Jones, a civil right leader and activist.

Published: January 26, 2020
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Making Sense of Learning Pathways

Guest writer Kristen Logan provides Learning Pathways guidance in using the South Carolina Framework for Personalized Learning in the classroom.

Published: January 22, 2020
Topics: 101, Systems Change